We have a lot to say about this, but please read through it. These issue may end up costing you a lot of money for zero benefit.
The partners at Suites Consulting Group have been involved in the salon suites industry as developers and operators longer than any of the franchises have been around. Years ago, when we noticed these franchises start to pop up, we were mystified as to why ANYONE would buy one. When we saw them continue to grow (there are at least 17 today), we decided to offer our services as a math and data-based approach, with much more comprehensive, thorough, and cost-effective solutions that put the interests of the developer's long-term success first.
In recent years, we have also seen other salon suites "consultants" emerge, but be aware of experience and background. To our knowledge, none have developed more than one or two, and some can provide no evidence that they have actually developed ANY. Almost all have attempted to become clients of SCG, but have been rejected for a number of reasons. We typically carry ten to fourteen open project development files at any one time, with several multiples of that completed. A beautiful website does not necessarily portray reality, so look deeper. There are some shady claims made, so be aware.
Some red flags:
to make it.
2. It is very important in this industry that the operator have an interpersonal
relationship with every tenant, which is established at the initial contact and
through the leasing/on-boarding process with every tenant. Any legitimate
operator with experience in the industry will acknowledge this and confirm
that the operator (using the best tools as provided by SCG) is the party to
lease up the facility, not some anonymous voice on a phone somewhere.
3. Feedback we have received is of charges of $1000(!) per sublease, so you're
looking at potentially $30,000 MORE for something you can (and should) be
doing yourself for free!
Bottom line: "Caveat emptor" (buyer beware) when considering such an important decision. Suites Consulting Group has been providing high quality salon suites consulting services to the industry for longer than all other "consultants" combined, We have a long track record of success, and can provide the highest quality and cost-effective solutions for your development as well. Compare and you'll see for yourself.
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